Although effective, the slap-line was quickly replaced by the punchline in most comedy clubs for its ability to induce laughter without inadvertently provoking duels. Enjoy harmless ha-ha's with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a comedy night for two at Helium Comedy Club (up to a $62 value), which includes:
- Two tickets (up to a $50 total value)
- Two glasses of house wine, beer, or nonalcoholic drinks (up to a $12 total value)
Nationally recognized comics headline at Helium Comedy Club, which features a three-act show Wednesday–Saturday. Duos who sip house wine, beer, or nonalcoholic drinks risk spit-takes as they revel in a rain of jokes from an opening comic, featured entertainer, and headliner during an evening of laughs that lasts about an hour and 40 minutes. The tiered theater, which holds 275 audience members, provides optimal sightlines of the performers’ discarded rubber chickens. The upcoming fall roster boasts famed names such as Hannibal Buress from Saturday Night Live, Mark Curry from Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, and The Sklar Brothers from Cheap Seats. The club is wheelchair accessible and open to audience members 21 or over, or three 7 year olds with a convincing baritone.
Helium Comedy Club
The chain of Helium Comedy Clubs releases giggle gas from famed headliners and tomorrow's brightest stars at its Philadelphia, Portland, and Buffalo locations. In front of a tabled showroom that allows audiences a clear sightline and maximizes guffaw acoustics, a bustling calendar of familiar comic talent fills most of the week with levity, and open mic nights and standup workshops put aspiring jokesmiths higher up the comedy rung. Although the club holds guests to a two-item minimum, the menu inspires curiosity regarding maximum orders, with tempting savories such as shrimp cocktail, pulled-pork sliders, avocado and chicken paninis, and spicy potato bites with ranch dressing.
It's less than a year old and I've already seen at least a half-dozen of the best stand-up comedians in the nation.Andy D., Yelp, 6/25/11
So stoked there's a good comedy club in town - saw Michael Ian Black here and it was amazing!Lorelei, Google Places, 6/3/11
Hosford - Abernethy
1510 SE 9th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214